The art of the carver was and still is something to be revered and sought after. We are proud to offer the only degree in whakairo in the world. On this programme you can develop a rich traditional body of knowledge while also earning the academic recognition of the modern world and the career opportunities that come with it.
Imagine the satisfaction you’ll feel standing next to a tekoteko or poupou you’ve carved. Follow in the footsteps of your tūpuna, and learn how whakairo can enrich your life and the life of your whānau.
Become a kaitiaki of the art of whakairo.
You could be eligible to enrol in our master’s programme.I want to use my qualification
You’ll be well-equipped to be a practising artist or could work in:
This programme uses a mixed-mode delivery method that includes:
You’ll need to provide evidence of your readiness to study at a degree level. This might be through:
All applicants will need to attend an interview.